— is a unique skill-building DVD/book program that prepares students for college success.
"The best preparation for college success is practicing with More of The Real Thing."

More of The Real Thing is just that - 16 new lectures and an accompanying study skills book that prepares students for college success.

Like the highly acclaimed original series The Real Thing, this second set shows authentic teacher/student interaction in mainstream courses. The practical hands-on study skills book uses the lectures to prepare students for what will be expected of them across the curriculum.

More of The Real Thing is designed to stand alone or serve as a companion to the original series, giving students a comprehensive overview of American college courses and the skills to succeed in them.

Who benefits from More of The Real Thing?

  • Students in summer college orientation progams
  • Advanced ESL classes
  • Students developing general study skills
  • Learners in individualized labs
  • Overseas students preparing for study in the U.S.

How do students use More of The Real Thing?
Students watch the classes and use the skill-building book to:

  • increase their listening comprehension
  • understand varied accents and lecture styles
  • practice taking notes
  • improve study skills
  • prepare for quizzes and tests
  • learn critical thinking strategies
  • become comfortable in group activities
  • gain familiarity with norms of the college classroom

How will More of The Real Thing meet your students' needs?
Q. “My students have trouble recognizing main ideas. How can I teach them this skill?”
A. More of The Real Thing gives students hours of practice with authentic college lectures. The book guides listeners, emphasizing key point recognition, summarizing skills and test preparation.

Q. “My students lack intellectual aggressiveness. They just don’t understand what is expected of them in college!”
A. More of The Real Thing teaches students to ask questions, think critically, synthesize ideas and defend opinions, verbally and in writing.

Q. "My advanced ESL students are competent in conversational English, but they can not keep up with notetaking demands in fast-paced lectures. How can they make the leap from the ESL classroom to the competitive academic curriculum?”
A. More of The Real Thing teaches students how to take notes efficiently, and then how to organize, study, and learn from them.